What areas are we watching for development?


MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – No tropical storm development is likely for the next 48 hours.

As shown on the image below, fewer than 14% of all named storms in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea occur through June and July. We’ve already had six named storms, two of which happened in May. That kind of activity is unusual so early in the season. The Atlantic Hurricane Season usually grows more active throughout August and September. Nearly two-thirds of all named storms in the Atlantic Basin form in those two months alone.

Hurricane activity in the Atlantic is usually somewhat quiet through June and July. August and September are when things usually pick up.
Hurricane activity in the Atlantic is usually somewhat quiet through June and July. August and September are when things usually pick up.(WTOK)

Although activity is usually quiet through July, there are some typical trouble spots that are more favored for tropical development over others. Those favored trouble areas include the Gulf of Mexico, the northwestern Caribbean Sea, the western Atlantic near the Bahamas, and the central Atlantic east of the Caribbean Sea. Development is possible in other areas, but these areas have been favored historically.

July is usually a slow month in the tropics, but the areas most prone to development historically have been the Gulf of Mexico, the Northwest Caribbean Sea, the Western Atlantic near the Bahamas, and the Atlantic east of the Caribbean Sea.
July is usually a slow month in the tropics, but the areas most prone to development historically have been the Gulf of Mexico, the Northwest Caribbean Sea, the Western Atlantic near the Bahamas, and the Atlantic east of the Caribbean Sea.(WTOK)

The Eastern Pacific Ocean has been more active. The National Hurricane Center had been tracking Tropical Depression Six-E, but that system weakened and the National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Six-E on Tuesday. It will continue weakening as it tracks toward the west.

The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Six-E on Tuesday.
The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Six-E on Tuesday.(WTOK)

Otherwise, there are no areas of concern in the tropics on Tuesday evening.

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